Do you have a Social Media Policy?

B Online Learning

A while ago I attended a conference presentation, called Letting It All In: Social Media & Policy in Your Organisation by Michelle Lentz. The session allowed attendees the chance to reflect on why we need a social media policy and how to get started. eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Mobile Learning Social Media collaboration elearning eLearning strategy informal informal learning online learning social study online technology

Effects of social media on your education and career growth

Your Training Edge

Today it is hard to imagine your life without being connected to the social media world. In the hub of social activities, a lot of things are available for increasing people’s engagement with the world. While connecting to the world of learning, the impact of social media on education can’t be ignored. The world seems to be smaller because of the use of technology such as social media. Impacts of Social media on Students.

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Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Use of Social Media. The points listed below facilitate better and faster Change Management strategies through social media: Involve and Engage Employees. Social media facilitates free flow of information in multiple directions.

LMS Final: The LMS as Social Media

Your Training Edge

Social media is a big part of our lives, and it is the future of learning and development. The Internet and social media allow people to blog, tweet, collaborate, post video and content, discuss, and even rate experiences. In fact, you may start to see a newer term in relation to Learning Management Systems: SLMS, or Social Learning Management System. Depending on your vendor, new media features may be part of your LMS.

Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too. Join Margie Meacham for a webinar breaking down the neuroscience behind microlearning, and providing a step-by-step method for reviewing and converting existing content.

Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

Web Courseworks

A blog post about the importance of incorporating social media into your company’s blog might have been relevant about 10 years ago (probably still behind the curve, honestly) so I’m not going to write that. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog. After you create an account, you can log into all your social media accounts to get easy access to social media content.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. There’s no box to check when learning socially with peers.

What drives Social Media Learning?

Origin Learning

What are the ways of leveraging technology in an environment where experience is hands-on? Can a formal, regulated, and structured framework be given to social learning ? It is the “intimacy” and “immediacy” aspects of social media that is prodding small, medium, and big enterprises to evaluate the option of implementing social learning solutions. That’s what the smart technologies have managed to do.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012. Comparing 2012 to 2013, the results of the survey indicate that the use of social media has increased 21.3%. online learning social learning

Augmented Reality In Social Media, Marketing, Mobile Apps and More

G-Cube

AR defines the use of latest technology that creates a computer-generated image in the real-world environment. AR implementation across social media platforms. Some of the popular social media websites are incorporating AR to deliver personalized learning experience. With technological advancement, the trend of using latest apps on your personalized mobile devices is also increasing.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. These social media elements can also be integrated in the elearning courses or applications developed using Flash technologies.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Recently, Maddie Grant at Social Fish presented on the topic of engagement in online communities. Here are some examples she gave for turning traditional approaches to social media strategy on its head. 2) Social Learning. Social Learning.

Six Social Media Trends

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds earlier this weeks I came across this link-up post by Ricard Nantel over at the Workplace Learning Blog pointing to a blog post on Harvard Business Publishing about six social media trends. Social media begins to look less social. Social business becomes serious play. Your company will have a social media policy (and it might actually be enforced). Mobile becomes a social media lifeline.

Social Media In Education: Can They Improve The Learning?

Dan Keckan

Using social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and so on provides free access to online communication and information. See some examples of the benefits of social media in the classroom. Free Educational Technology Educational Technology Tools Educational Technology Trends Modern Learners Social Media

Foching up social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Foch struggled to make the mental leap from what contemporary aircraft was being used for, to what it could be used for – particularly in terms of advancing technology. It’s alive and well in modern corporations, perhaps most conspicuously in relation to social media. Many executives still don’t “get” social media. social media adaptability enterprise 2.0 Aviation is a good sport, but for the army it is useless.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits. Like social media, social media learning is a relatively new idea.

10 Social Media Rebuttals

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart posted a tongue-in-cheek video by Ron Desi of 10 reasons why you should not have social media in the organization, and is collecting rebuttals. I figured I should weigh in, so as not to be left out ;), but I’ll go on and list 10 reasons why you should want social media in your organization that aren’t aligned with the reasons not to! Social media is a fad. Social Media is a time waster. Tags: social

Thinking About Social Media

Kapp Notes

One thing about Social Media is that new technologies claiming to be a new form of Socail Media are being introduced almost daily. To help determine if a new technology qualifies as Social Media or not, Li and Benoff (2008) in their book Groundswell created a list of questions to consider when determining if technology should be included as Knowledge Media. So what is the excuse for your organization not using social media?

Foching up social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Foch struggled to make the mental leap from what contemporary aircraft was being used for, to what it could be used for – particularly in terms of advancing technology. It’s alive and well in modern corporations, perhaps most conspicuously in relation to social media. Many executives still don’t “get” social media. social media adaptability enterprise 2.0 Aviation is a good sport, but for the army it is useless.

How To Use eLearning For Educational Video Marketing On Social Media

Dan Keckan

Video marketing on social media is one of the most excellent means of reaching out to your ?target Content Marketing Educational Technology Learning Apps Interactive Video Social Media Video In eLearning

The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion

Upside Learning

Interesting numbers about the Social media and mobile computing revolution, while we wont really vouch for the numbers, Gary goes to great lengths to provide sources and substantiation for the basis of his calculation. The rate of adoption of these technologies is phenomenal, and has cut across varied age-groups. Regardless of what aspect of learning you’re interested in, you can be sure that learners are using mobile technology and social media, are you ready for it?

Switch for social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Even though I am now not using the field as consciously as when I was guiding organisational change trajectories, I feel when I work on introducing social media I may apply it too and could improve. Anyhow I also bought 'organisatiedynamica' by Thijs Homan and it's competing with social media for trainers by Jane Bozarth for my attention. So what happens if we apply these ideas about change to introducing social media in organisations?

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I'm working a lot with sociale media and communities of practice. I'm very happy to work with Ria van Dinteren to prepare a session on Brein meets social media on the 16th of February in the Netherlands. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes. His main message is: technology is not good or bad for us, it is important HOW we use technology.

The Social Media Cigarette Break

Clark Quinn

He opined that the new ‘cigarette’ break was the social media break where employees will stand outside with their mobile phone and check in on their social networks. The reason, of course, being that their companies block social media access via their IT infrastructure. I remember this because the company asked that the vendor turn off the email system as they didn’t want folks frittering away time being social.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media. For me Linkedin is the central social application, my tweets and blog post are also published on my Linkedin page, it is my professinal homepage on the web. Maybe I use too many of them.

How to Utilize Social Media in Training Programs

Coreaxis

There is no way to avoid social media in this technology-driven world. Captivating employees is essential to successful learning, so more and more organizations are turning to incorporating social media into their training programs. Social media has become an innovative and valuable way to deliver content. The post How to Utilize Social Media in Training Programs appeared first on CoreAxis.

Org Development and Social Media

Clark Quinn

With my ITA colleagues, I’ve been looking at how to help organizations broaden the scope of the learning function to include informal and social learning, and leverage them to make organizations more successful. And, given that it’s not about the technology, it ends up being a lot about how to create environments where social media can be used effectively. However, I don’t see a lot of awareness or interest in technology. social strategy

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. However, I can see only 3 real reasons why a Trainer, L&D professional, Chief Learning Officer, Director, Manager, and all manner of L&D positions, wouldn’t professionally be on some form or another of social media. Social media is perfect for networking.

Association Technology: The LMS & Social Media

Web Courseworks

As the holidays are quickly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo that I am attending and speaking at in mid December. Secondly, with the expansion of social networking and other technologies, it is becoming increasingly important to stay on top of these trends and develop a greater understanding of their implications now and in the future for your organization.

How To Increase Followers For Your Business On Social Media

Dan Keckan

With the evolution in technology, the business world is also growing to a higher extent with the help of social media. To promote a brand on a social media platform is a great way to achieve a good number of followers. It is essential to learn a few ways to make an effective mark on social media. eLearning Marketing Strategies eLearning Marketing Social Learning Trends Social Media

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes&# into social media. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees.

7 Ways to Utilize your Social Media Platform for Business

Learnloft

Social media nowadays is more than just a place for personal means of existence. Social media is a marketing tool, an integral marketing tool for you who run business. Social media is essential to increase traffic on your website. You have to manage this social media presence as well as you can. Managing social media, in the best way, will automatically open the door to a business’s success.

How to use social media to work and learn smarter – in 30 days

Jane Hart

Every day for 30 days we will focus on a different social technology or tool for working and learning smarter in your organization. The programme is intended for those working in L&D in organizations, and is free to purchasers of the Social Learning Handbook. Use of social mediaThe next intensive 30-day programme will take place 1-30 March 2011.

Social Media in Plain English

Experiencing eLearning

The folks at Common Craft have another great video, this time about social media. What I especially like about this one is that it doesn’t talk about technology until near the end. This really is about the change in the business & media environment at a high level rather than the specifics of how to use any one technology. Technorati Tags: Common+Craft , social+media , web20 , changemanagement

Types of Social Media Users

Upside Learning

In Learning Circuits’ Big Question for March , most experts agree that social learning is here to stay, differing only in the degree to which it’s used. The workplace culture of an organisation is identified as the biggest challenge in implementing social learning. Leigh Duncan- Durst’s blog gives an interesting categorization of the users of social media. This was written as a response to Beth Harte’s post on what (or what doesn’t) make a social media expert.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have also reviewed the major technology-enabled learning tools that MOOCs use to support social interaction. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” Social media training.